About Shaping Hearts
Experience the artists’ works through multiple lenses – an art exhibition, live performances, a charity art auction – and celebrate the diverse talents in our community.
STORIES FROM THE HEART
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Meet our Heartists
Alex (@theunskilledboy), a visual artist with autism, creates abstract and pop-art inspired by nature and everyday objects. He uses vibrant colours and shapes and excels in various mediums such as acrylics, ink, oil pastels, and watercolours.
This year, Shaping Hearts 2023 will be launching a line of merchandise featuring the works of Alex. If his paintings catches your attention, be sure to check out the merchandise available under the 'Shop' tab!
Reuel is a self-taught artist. He has a natural gift for the creative arts and enjoys celebrating festivals and special occasions. Diagnosed with Autism, he attends programmes at Extraordinary People Limited, connecting with others through art, music, drama and fashion. Dressing up like an archetypal French street artist when he paints, he uses his knack of colours to imbue each painting with life and feeling.
Gary has a unique set of abilities. He has a passion for painting and find solace in swimming and dance. His cheerful demeanour is infectious, bringing joy to those around him. He expresses himself through his creative pieces to show his perspective of the world. Despite facing challenges, he approaches life with a positive attitude and an unwavering spirit, inspiring others as a remarkable individual.
Sabrina is a new member to the Rainbow Centre’s Artability Programme. She is a sweet and joyful young lady who loves K-POP music, food and everything cute. Sabrina is a fast learner and displays incredible art skills and techniques in her paintings. She enjoys playing with colour contrast in her artworks, and loves defining the subject matter with thick lines.
After an accident that caused her to be paralysed chest down, Christina did not give up on herself, discovering mouth painting through a group of friends. Although initially apprehensive, she has since grown to enjoy painting and is proficient with both watercolour and acrylic. Her favourite subjects to paint are flora and fauna. Besides painting, Christina also represented Singapore at the 11th ASEAN Para Games as a table tennis player.
MEET OUR HEARTISTS
Chalmers was diagnosed with moderate to severe autism when he was 18 months old. He has auditory processing issues, speech and developmental delay.
Chalmers is talented in painting and sandart. Besides his artistic traits, he is also a drummer and pianist. He is also a bowler who won 3 times champion in Singapore National Games 2016, 2018 and 2019. In 2019, he won champion in the Singapore National School Bowling Championship and Singapore Sports School Para Games Bowling Championship.
Chalmers received the Goh Chok Tong Enable Awards in 2019.
Sijun was born with Down Syndrome. He spent the first few months of his life in and out of hospital due to congenital heart conditions. At 16 months, his dad passed away after losing the battle to cancer.
As a toddler, Sijun was not keen on toys. He spent most of this time drawing and expressing what he saw.
🌟 Support Inclusive Arts! 🌟
Meet our Heartists! Meet Sabrina, Reuel & Christina, our talented artists who went against all odds.
Christina Lau and Edmund Chen’s artistic collaboration for Shaping Hearts 2023!
Down Syndrome Artist, Sijun Thrives Against All Odds - Shaping Hearts 2022
A Visually Impaired Multidisciplinary Artist-Educator, Claire Teo - Shaping Hearts 2022
An Artist, A Musician, A National Bowler - Story of Chalmers Wong
Art Brings Us Together - Shaping Hearts 2022